InfoTrends completes market research study on The Future of Digital Packaging Workflows

The global packaging market’s use of software tools to enhance production of all printed packaging, taking into account all relevant software segments, exceeded $1 billion worldwide in 2015 – and that total is climbing steadily in all regions, according to InfoTrends. InfoTrends is the leading worldwide market research and strategic consulting firm for the imaging, … Read more →

Sappi North America calls for entries for its 19th Annual 2016 North American Printer of the Year Awards

Printers from across Canada and the United States are invited to submit their best work of 2015 for industry recognition in this popular annual competition. Sappi North America (Boston, MA) is a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products including high quality Coated Printing Papers, Specialized Cellulose, Release Papers and Specialty Packaging. … Read more →

Pazazz Printing installs first Xerox iGen 5 Press with extended colour gamut and thick-stock capability

Pazazz Printing of Montreal recently acquired the first Xerox iGen 5 Press equipped with both an optional extended colour gamut and an optional capability to print on thick stocks. The new press will help Pazazz expand its current product mix, particularly in short-run packaging, according to Founder Warren Werbitt. It will also help enhance colour … Read more →

Mark Andy re-aligns North American sales team

Mark Andy (St. Louis, MO) has announced new roles for two of its most popular sales professionals – Mary Sullivan and Ralph Boer. The roles were established to support the company’s 2016 growth initiatives that include developing new business and further driving Mark Andy’s entry into the digital label printing market, especially in Canada and … Read more →

Xanté’s iQueue Workflow experiences 85% growth during 2015

Throughout 2015, several updates were released and reported on here, in the award-winning iQueue Workflow series from OEM Xanté that resulted in the software being more and more user friendly with each release. The latest version, iQueue XI, is currently available online and offers new capabilities such as its multi-part forms feature, a colour picker … Read more →

Rotoflex releases Vericut3 for digital label finishing market

Rotoflex (St. Louis, Missouri), an industry leader in inspection, slitting, rewinding and die-cutting equipment, has released Vericut3, the next generation of its off-line finishing solution for digital and conventional printed web. With a completely redesigned platform, the new Vericut3 is 100% servo-driven for precise tension control and flexibility – from unwind to rewind and all … Read more →

SmartPrint completes acquisition of LaserCorp Ontario

SmartPrint Inc. (Toronto), one of Canada’s leading independent MPS (Manages Print Services) firms, has acquired LaserCorp’s Toronto MPS practice. “This is an exciting development for our Toronto-based clients, who will now be able to leverage SmartPrint’s broader portfolio of hardware and software solutions.” said Eric Black, President or Montreal-based LaserCorp Inc. “We’re extremely excited to … Read more →

SAi and EFI collaborate to deliver seamless device integration for Fiery-driven print-and-cut environments

SA International (SAi) and EFI have announced the availability of the EFI Cut Server Option for Fiery proServer and Fiery XF digital front ends (DFEs). The new software option from SAi enables users of Fiery workflow solutions to achieve a fully integrated end-to-end, print-and-cut workflow. “As both companies have global customer bases, the provision of … Read more →

The Canadian Journalism Foundation’s Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism calls for entries

The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism honours a Canadian organization that embodies exemplary journalism with a resulting impact on the community it serves. Since 1996, the CJF has celebrated news organizations that embrace ideals of journalistic excellence – accuracy, independence, accountability, courage and originality – with this annual award. Applicants … Read more →